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November 3, 2000

Schultz Named Top UW-RF Business School Member

UW-River Falls economics Professor Brian Schultz was recently named Business Association Professor of the Year for the School of Business & Economics.

"Brianıs commitment to students and their success is unmatched. He was always willing to help in any way. He was very approachable, and an all-around excellent instructor," said students supporting his nomination.

"Brian Schultz wasnıt just a well-educated instructor, but also a friend you could go and talk to outside the classroom, as well. He was always willing to help you if there was a problem, and seemed to make time if needed," students said.

Schultz joined UW-RF in 1978 as an assistant professor, teaching courses such as micro and macroeconomic principles, introductory statistics, econometrics and forecasting, managerial economics, statistical applications in business and economics, and the computer in business

. In addition to teaching, Schultz serves as the director of the UW-RF Center for Economic Education within the School of Business and Economics serving school districts through western Wisconsin. The center provides assistance to K-12 educators to enhance their teaching of the structure and operations of the U.S economy. Schultz assists with graduate level courses, seminars, workshops, and lesson plans. He is also a resource for teachers.

Schultz participates in numerous University and departmental activities that include service on the faculty and academic staff development board, assessment committee, institutional studies, and research & grants committee.

His professional affiliations include memberships in the Midwest Economic Association, Omicron Delta Epsilon, and service on the board of directors in the collaboration for the advancement of college teaching and learning.

He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Valparaiso University and a master's in economics for the University of Notre Dame, where he also received his doctorate in economics.

Schultz was previously recognized as the Outstanding Teacher in the Social Sciences in 1985 and he received the UW-RF Distinguished Teacher of the Year award in 1984.

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